The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) has said the country is still one of the safest tourist destinations in Africa despite the post-election violence witnessed in the country on August 1st
According to a statement by the Chief Executive of ZTA, Dr. Karikoga Kaseke, the incidents of protests that occurred in parts of the Central Business District (CBD) and the south eastern areas of the capital city were quickly brought under control through the timely intervention of the police with the assistance of the army.
He stated that the Authority sincerely regrets the loss of lives during the disturbances and extends its deep condolences to the bereaved families.
Kaseke noted tourism thrives in a peaceful environment and as such the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority does not condone any form of violence at all and joins the rest of the nation and international community to condemn the perpetrators of violence in the strongest terms.
He said: “We would like to state that the disturbances were restricted to the central business district of Harare and the rest of the country remained peaceful and all our tourist resort sites undisturbed by the state of affairs in the capital city.
We would like to urge all travellers to Zimbabwe and those currently in the country to conduct their business deals as the situation is back to normal. Leisure travelers are therefore happily advised to stay calm and enjoy their experience in this, our Zimbabwe – A World of Wonders.”